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New laws this session

So far, 8 Government bills have become law during the 44th Parliament.

A bill must be adopted in the same form in both the House of Commons and the Senate before it can receive Royal Assent, the last step in the legislative process that allows a bill to become law.

The following is a list of Government bills and the date each bill received Royal Assent in the 44th Parliament (November 22, 2021 to present).

Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy) (December 8, 2021)

  • This legislation, to ban the harmful and widely discredited practice known as conversion therapy, became the first Government bill to receive Royal Assent during the 44th Parliament. Find out more.

Bill C-6, Appropriation Act No. 4, 2021-22 (December 17, 2021)

  • This legislation grants the sum of $8,749,898,306 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. Find out more.

Bill C-2, An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19 (December 17, 2021)

  • This legislation provides further support to Canadians during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.

Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code (December 17, 2021)

  • This legislation provides paid sick leave to federally regulated employees, and protects healthcare workers and patients from harassment. Find out more.

Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (Guaranteed Income Supplement) (March 3, 2022)

  • This legislation supports low-income seniors who are experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.

Bill C-10, An Act respecting certain measures related to COVID-19, (March 4, 2022)

  • This legislation allows Health Canada to purchase up to $2.5 billion worth of rapid tests, and distribute them to provinces, territories and Indigenous communities. Find out more.

Bill C-15, Appropriation Act No. 5, 2021-22 (March 31, 2022)

  • This enactment grants the sum of $13,209,519,773 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 that are not otherwise provided for. Find out more.

Bill C-16, Appropriation Act No. 1, 2022-23 (March 31, 2022)

  • This enactment grants the sum of $75,483,404,546 towards defraying charges and expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 that are not otherwise provided for. Find out more.

New laws this session